Who Is Walter Pless?


A teacher by profession, but is now in his 38th year as a football writer. Has written for "Soccer Action" (Melbourne), "Australian Soccer Weekly" (Sydney) and "World Soccer" (London), as well as for several Tasmanian newspapers. Currently contributing to "Goal!Weekly" in Melbourne and the Australian magazine "Soccer International". Played for Croatia-Glenorchy, Caledonians, Metro, Rapid and University in Tasmania, as well as in the United States of America. Coached University, Metro and Croatia-Glenorchy.

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Photo:  Kingborough's Isaac Lucas (right) tackles Olympia's Warren Wadawu [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors 3 (W Wadawu 1, 90, A Reason 40)

Kingborough Lions United 0

HT: 2-0   Att: 70   Ref: I Colhoun

Olympia Warriors: McKenna;  Phillips, Cronk, J Hey, Vavoulas, Wadawu, Grillas, Stockdale, Meredith, Fielding, Kumpulainen (Interchange:  Mson, Woolley, Reason, Nester)

Kingborough Lions United: Coleman;  Iseli, W Abbott, T Pearce, Marchioli, Schuth, McDonald, D Cooper, Lucas, A Hinkley, Davies (Interchange:  McConnon, Bremner)


Olympia Warriors appear to be going from strength to strength.  After thrashing DOSA in mid-week, they followed that up with this convincing 3-0 win over Kingborough Lions United.  It was a win that earned them a semi-final spot in the southern Summer Cup.  They were also due to contest the semi-finals of the Steve Hudson Cup in Launceston the next day.


Photo:  Zebras' Akuel Guot opens the scoring against University [Photo courtesy of Raelene Hennicke]

Tilford Zebras had to labour hard before beating University 3-0 in their Group A Premier League Section Summer Cup match at Olinda Grove this afternoon.

University had few chances in the opening half, while the Zebras were thwarted by a superb display of goalkeeping my veteran keeper Martin Piesse.

And, poor finishing characterised the Zebras’ opening 45 minutes.  They missed several clear-cut chances and also hit the woodwork on one occasion.


Photo:  University keeper Martin Piesse saves from Zebras' Ricky Self [PlessPix]

Premier League Section Summer (Olinda Grove)

Group A

Tilford Zebras 3 (A Guot 63, 81, M Hall 90) beat University 0

Group C

Kingborough Lions United 4 (J Schuth 39, M Marchioli 55 pen, 82, D Cooper 88) beat Hobart United 0


Photo:  Olympia scorer Alex Nandan (second from left) under pressure [Photo courtesy of Sam Nugteren]


Hudson Cup Semi-finals

South Hobart 2 (own-goal, A Brennan) beat Olympia Warriors 1 (A Nandan)

Prospect Knights 5 (B Crosswell, T Omenihu 2, M Sessay, C Hill) beat Riverside Olympic 1